The 7 Best German Hand Creams Under $30

As the seasons’ change, the daily wear and tear on your hands will start to become more apparent. You might consider starting to hunt down the perfect hand cream. Cooling temperatures, combined with constant typing, driving, washing dishes, and other manual tasks are a recipe for dry, flaky hands. Abandoning these daily demands in favor

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Swedish Bitters: A Beginners Guide

What is Swedish Bitters? You might be familiar with digestive bitters or even cocktail bitters — those tiny dropper bottles of liquid seen at most bars. It’s a botanical flavoring agent that can give your favorite drinks an upscale finish. Swedish bitters sound similar, but is actually quite different. It’s an herbal infusion made with

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5 Back-To-School Tips For Health Conscious Parents

School is almost back in session. Buying fresh notebooks and updating your kid’s fall wardrobe are important parts of back-to-school prep, but you should make sure that you’re ready to address health needs for the season too.  Whether you have little ones that are heading to school for the first time or teenagers, there are

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8 Sustainable Brands You Can Feel Good About Buying

In 2019, it’s easy to find brands that align with causes that are important to you but finding those that walk the walk can be more difficult. An increased focus on sustainability and the health of our planet has caused brands to begin rethinking everything from packaging to ingredient sourcing.  According to the Environmental Protection

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Instagram to IRL: 5 Summer Makeup Trends That Are Taking Over Your Feed

Switching up your makeup for the summer is all about incorporating unique colors and embracing new techniques. As temperatures start to rise, heavy foundations go out the window in favor of sweat-proof products. This summer, risk-taking beauty is everywhere. The makeup trends that are taking over our feeds favor an unsubtle aesthetic, offering opportunities to

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Horoscope Gift Guide: 15 Birthday Gifts That Leo’s Will Love

Leo season is officially underway and that means it’s time for bursts of confident energy, creative inspiration, and lots free-spirited fun. From July 23 through August 22, you’ll be celebrating the most prideful sign of the zodiac. The ferocious felines in your life appreciate meaningful, thoughful gifts, but shopping for them can be complicated since

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No Bugs. No Burns. No Problem: A Summer Skin Protection Guide

As temperatures heat up, outdoor activities are probably starting to fill your summer calendar. Whether you’re headed to the beach, a campsite, an amusement park or even a farmers market, protecting your skin is incredibly important.  We’ve chosen our favorite sunscreen, bug repellents and after sun care options to meet your needs. This way you

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11 Fragrances For Every Summer Vacation Destination

The recipe for a successful summer calls for sun-drenched beach days, breezy nights spent stargazing, and envy-inspiring vacation plans. There’s nothing better than warm weather and a waterfront view, whether you spend it at home or somewhere you’ve never been before.  You might be ready to set your work email to ‘Out Of Office’ a

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Chidoriya: Bringing Traditional Japanese Beauty Secrets To The Masses

Despite dating back centuries, the beauty rituals associated with Japanese geisha are still emulated today. Chidoriya is one brand taking inspiration directly from these beloved figureheads. Established in 1949, Chidoriya was originally focused on creating beauty products and accessories for geisha and maiko. Today, Chidoriya boasts a full range of skin care, beauty products, and

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Smallflower Favorites: A Tour of European Classics

Summer has finally arrived. That means it’s time to shed those light spring layers, stock up on seasonal essentials and book travel plans. Before you head out on your west coast road trip, beachy tropical island getaway, or digital detox staycation, we want to take you on a product tour of some of our favorite

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19 Traditional Anniversary Gifts For The Modern Couple

Anniversary gifts should be as unique as your relationship. Finding a gift that triggers a special memory or showcases the depth of the connection between a couple shouldn’t be a chore. Now, commemorating this special bond doesn’t have to be so difficult. The storied history of the traditional wedding gift guide (it dates back to

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Go Green with These 4 Eco-Conscious Brands

It’s March! Here in Chicago, we’re hoping the weather decides to “go green” for spring. It’s also as good as a time as any to start going green yourself! By now, we hope you don’t need NASA to tell you that our planet is in trouble. But climate change isn’t an issue that any one

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The Story Behind 4711, the World’s First Eau de Cologne

4711 is a classic German scent that has adorned the wrists of men and women alike since the 18th century. Many Smallflower customers adore the fragrance not just because of its pleasant notes but because of something more special, a nostalgia for days gone by. A Smallflower reviewer says, “Every self-respecting woman in the 50s

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